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A lake in the Peruvian Andes

About the Amazon journey

Explorer Bruce Parry has embarked on an epic journey down the Amazon to discover the stories of the people who live along the world's greatest river....

High Andes

Alpaca and Gladys in Ran Ran

Find out more about the source of the Amazon, alpacas and llamas, coca, the Inca and much more.

Coca Country

A gunman crouches in coca leaves on a military raid

Find out more about cocaleros, the Ashaninka people, the Shining Path and much more.

Emergency Evacuation

Matt being carried to a helicopter

Producer/director Matt B is taken seriously ill and is evacuated by helicopter.

Peruvian Jungle

Bruce with one of the Achuar children

Find out more about the history and culture of the Achuar, shamanism and the hallucinogen Ayahuasca.

Brazilian Carnival

Two girls enjoy themselves at the Brazilian Carnival

Find out more about the music, dancing, processions and costumes involved in Brazilian Carnival.

Uncontacted Tribe

Aerial shot of the uncontacted group's huts

Bruce and the team see evidence of an uncontacted tribe from the air.

Death in Javari

A Matis mother with her child

Find out more about the health crisis affecting the Matis and Marubo people.

Amazonas Wildlife

Find out more about the efforts to protect the rich wildlife of this region of Brazilian rainforest.

Urban Amazon

Manaus skyscrapers at night

Partying with the wealthy in one of the world's most isolated metropolises, Manaus.

The Gold Rush

Water spraying in a gold mine

The team follow the gold rush to film in a mine deep in the Amazon.


Deforestation in Brazil's Para state

Find out more about the causes and costs of deforestation in the Amazon.

Cowboys and Land-grab

Cowboys in Altamira herding their cattle

Find out more about cattle ranching, soya plantations, land grabbing and illegal logging.

The Kayapo

The Kayapo's newest member fits right in

Find out more about 'the men from the water place.'

Amazon: Organisations

The Amazon river at dusk

Find out more about some of the many organisations which are active in the Amazon.


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